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speaker an rising star, senator ted cruz. taking on party elder, john mccain. >> we did have a certain eminence greze of the republican party describe rand paul and me as wackobirds. if standing for liberty and standing for the constitution makes you a wackabird, count me a proud wackabird. >> everyone's favorite, rand paul, did win cpac straw poll, by the way. when it wasn't those two wackobirds, it was an angry bird, ann coulter, going after chris christie. >> cpac had to cut back on its speakers this year by about 300 pounds. >> stay classy, mrs. coulter. remember, republicans are working hard to win over women voters. after all, they gave the longest speaking segment of all at cpac to freedom-loving, soda-drinker, sarah palin, who lobbed a verbal spit ball right at bush's brain, karl rove. >> these experts who keep losing elections, keep getting rehired, raking in millions, buck up or stay in the truck. buck up and run. the architects can head on back to -- they can head on back to the great lone star state and put their name on some ballot. >> rove responded that he didn't think i
." for the latest, let's go to nbc's kristen welker live for us at the white house. senators lindsey graham and john mccain have just issued a statement warning that if the use of chemical weapons is verified, then the united states must take immediate action. i have to ask you, kristen, how is the white house responding to these disturbing reports out of syria? >> reporter: well, they are quite concerned about the reports out of syria, martin, and i have to tell you, there are still a lot of question marks. the white house making the point that they are looking into the allegations that chemical weapons were used in syria. as you pointed out, the government is pointing fingers at the rebel forces. the rebel forces are pointing fingers at the government. you notice the language that jay carney used today was quite different in terms of referring to the rebel forces. saying at this point in time there is no credible evidence to suggest that they used chemical weapons. they are taking these reports very seriously, though, and trying to determine if this was, in fact, the case. now, of course, presiden
and not a plan to move forward. >> okay. john, mr. priebus had his birthday this week, 41 years young. my colleague asked him this morning if he thought the gop would evolve to a platform of marriage equality by the time he's 50, in nine years. a fair question. take a listen to the response. >> well, i don't know what's going to happen in nine years, luke. i know what our principles are and i know our party believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. but i also know that we have a party that's going to be inclusive. >> right, john, so he says they're opposed to including same-sex marriage in their platform but they are going to be inclusive. how does that actually work in practice? >> i'm not sure because he's not defining inclusive. he answered the question but not answering the question. look, he's right when he says that the republican -- that the republican party just isn't there on marriage equality. they believe that. marriage is between one man and one woman. "the washington post"/abc news poll this week bears that out. the problem is younger voters, whether they're de
-tweeting a moving image from yoko ono a photo of john lennon's bloody glasses and the text over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the usa since john lennon was shot and killed on december 8, 1980. while that was happening on thursday congress was quietly passing its first gun-related measures since the sandy hook massacre and guess what? they were exactly the ones that the nra wanted. oh, yes. they came quietly,a tached to the continuing resolution that passed thursday to prevent a government shutdown and fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. six nra-backed measures to limit how federal agencies deal with guns. among them, preventing the department of justice from requiring gun owners to conduct an inventory to see if guns are lost or stolen. prohibiting data from criminal traces on guns, from being used in research to draw conclusions about firearms-related crime. the provisions have been in place for years, but now in this bill they've been made permanent. that's right. thus far, those are the only concrete gun measures that congress has enacted since 20 first grad
opinion in america is shifting on this issue. "the l.a. times" reports chief justice john roberts' lesbian cousin will not only be one of his invited guests but he's convinced roberts will rule in favor of same-sex marriage. will portman, son of republican senator rob portman, penned a beautiful essay for the yale "daily news" about what it's like to come out but to change your dad's mind on same-sex marriage in the process. people of the westboro baptist church, can't hide from the growing influence of the gay rights movement. directly across the street from their mission stands a gay rights center that's impossible to miss. in other words, the issue of gay rights is now literally at the doorstep of the people most opposed to it. joining us now, chad griffin, president of the human rights campaign, and jonathan capehart, opinion writer for the "washington post" and msnbc contributor. welcome to you both. >> hi, karen. >> thank you, karen. >> jonathan, i want to start with you. you wrote about this today and you said that the, quote, quasi triumphant coverage -- i do love how you turn a gr
. >> what we are proposing is simply common sense. >> indeed it is, even house speaker john boehner has proven vulnerable to the common sense that biden refers to. in an interview just yesterday afternoon. >> they should actually do a real background check on everyone, and maybe the department of justice ought to enforce the law. >>> unfortunately, when he says something sensible, speaker boehner usually has to walk it back or face the fury of his party. in this case, boehner's office r50e67d out to say that he only supports the background checks currently on the books, knolls a real background check on everyone like those buys guns, for example, at gun shows. don't be silly. of course, after all, only 91% of americans support that. that's not a politically viable position at all. but as speaker boehner was tucking his courage away like a soiled handkerchief, one newtown mother was finding the bravely to speak out. lynn mcdonald's 7-year-old daughter grace was one of the 20 children slain in their classroom. today she had just one small request for lawmakers. >> to ask themselves if the
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